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    Thread: My MK3 Cabrio VR6 build thread

    1. Member VR6 NRG's Avatar
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      08-09-2012 11:53 PM #421
      it will need to get re-cleared in a few months. when the paint was done, it happened to my car and 2 others, something was in the filter system during the spraying of the clear which caused some fish eyes. i was told to drive it for a while and they will sand it and re-clear it later. i'm not worried.

      the car also had minor driver front accident damage too, overall, its pretty good though.
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      08-16-2012 02:42 AM #422
      got some updates today.
      The car was sent back to the shop on Sunday to be kept this week to get the few last bugs worked out.

      there was a short in the system that allowed the windows to work with the interior buttons. so the dash was pulled and within a few minutes the short was found and all was fixed. this also cured the reverse lights not working syndrome i was having.

      the radio now works when the headlights are off (cabrio had it wired to the DRL wire which was odd).
      All of the speakers work and operate correctly now.
      the door cards are attached with brand new hardware from the dealership.
      new strut mounts are being installed tomorrow, and the new SMOKED turns/fogs are being installed tomorrow too to match the headlights better.

      I am getting a few newer interior bits in the mail next week. these will fix my busted up center console, missing door speaker grills, and two pieces for the lower rear where the carpet meets the rear side panels.

      then it will be ready for the guy from Eurotuner to fly in next Friday to do a photo shoot for the car.
      Last edited by VR6 NRG; 08-17-2012 at 12:01 AM.
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      08-16-2012 02:06 PM #423
      Nice! Glad you chose the MK3 route
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      08-16-2012 03:17 PM #424
      EuroTuner? Do people still read that?

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      08-16-2012 07:18 PM #425
      Quote Originally Posted by euro mafia affiliate View Post
      EuroTuner? Do people still read that?
      They merged with "European Car" but Eurotuner is still going strong as an online publication

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      08-28-2012 11:13 AM #426
      this weekend was a great one.

      the work started on Friday with finishing up the interior bits and pieces and a few other odds and ends. We urethaned the side skirts so they are a perfect fitment with the body, got the driver side rear molding to finally adhere with a little help from a heat gun, new clips, and some body tape.

      i got the new rear portion of the console installed with a perfect lid and cupholder section, black front door speaker grills, installed the new e-brake boot, and painted a bunch of beige seat trim pieces black.

      Friday night the Editor for eurotuner.com and european car flew in to Phoenix and met up with me and a ton of others on Saturday night for a weekly car show in Phoenix. I think we had around 40 VW/Audi's show up for a wonderful turnout and some gorgeous cars.
      Sunday after work we met the editor, Ezekiel Wheeler, at a local baseball complex with great mountains around it, and did the photo shoot there. after he was finished with my car he also shot a local MKV Rabbit in satin army green, crazy low static stance, and C2 motorsports turbo kit.

      here are a few iphone4 pics i snapped




      got my new license plate







      and i made the 16 year old top look brand new with some spray silicone


      friends sick A3 in Big Bad Orange (the guy that painted my car and the Rabbit) and B7 S4 with lots of go-fast goodies
      Last edited by VR6 NRG; 08-28-2012 at 11:16 AM.
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    7. 08-28-2012 11:21 AM #427
      Looks good

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      08-28-2012 02:15 PM #428
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post

      and i made the 16 year old top look brand new with some spray silicone
      Explain

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      08-28-2012 02:33 PM #429
      the top is the original hard plastic vinyl top that was filthy. there aren't any rips in it. so to make it look nice, after washing it sprayed silicone in small areas, let it sit for 5 minutes or so, then wiped it down. moved on to the next area etc.. until the full top was done.
      now the top looks brand new and shiny, and a much nicer look IMO than the grey cloth top i was going to put on the car.
      it's a temporary fix for a nasty top until a new black top could be installed in the future.
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      08-28-2012 04:03 PM #430
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      08-28-2012 05:54 PM #431
      I was just planning on dyeing/sealing my grey top with VHT.

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      08-28-2012 07:22 PM #432
      That army green MKV looks like ****. Why would they put that in a magazine?
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      08-28-2012 07:25 PM #433
      Quote Originally Posted by Louie Bricants View Post
      That army green MKV looks like ****. Why would they put that in a magazine?
      to piss you off
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    14. 09-02-2012 02:25 AM #434
      Do you plan on doing doorcards to match the seats? Looks silly mismatched

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      09-02-2012 12:26 PM #435
      He went with a theme. All black interior with white seats and it looks great just like that.

    16. 09-02-2012 05:28 PM #436
      It actually looks like he had seats done and forgot about the door panels

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      09-03-2012 04:55 PM #437
      Installing a new top is pretty easy, there's a thread herehttp://www.cepavw.org/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=9566
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      09-08-2012 10:25 PM #438
      I am speechless... This is one amazing car...

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      09-09-2012 01:42 PM #439
      Not doing door cards. It would take away from the look I wanted which was just the seats to stand out and not be bombarded with areas of color all over.


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      09-09-2012 02:39 PM #440
      what clear was used?

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      09-10-2012 03:09 AM #441
      not sure. i didn't paint it
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      09-30-2012 04:18 AM #442
      got some new adapters for the front wheels today from Adaptec Speedware. the ones i had were old and no name and caused a bad vibration at highway speeds. Adaptec had these to me within the week and are gorgeously made. installed them, drove, then re-torqued, the car drives glass smooth on the highway now at 75mph. very happy about this since i will be driving to Cali next weekend for Oktoberfest @ Big Bear.
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      10-12-2012 12:09 AM #443
      some pics from Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake, CA
      took home Best Wheel Fitment award from HRE Wheels.






      and a pic at home with my S4
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      10-12-2012 11:25 AM #444
      Car looks great Brian.
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      10-12-2012 01:00 PM #445
      thanks tony
      i got my trunk open. did you find that extra lock/tumbler?
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      10-12-2012 01:49 PM #446
      No honestly i think i threw it out, it was in my tool box for over 7 years. Sorry man
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    27. 10-12-2012 03:12 PM #447
      so sick that cabrio

    28. 10-13-2012 07:32 PM #448
      and again ..... beautiful cabrio

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      10-13-2012 08:19 PM #449
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 NRG View Post
      thanks tony
      i got my trunk open. did you find that extra lock/tumbler?
      I shaved the plinth on my euro hatch.. what part do you need I probably have it.
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      10-13-2012 08:21 PM #450
      I should have the tumbler. PM me your address and I'll ship it out
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      10-18-2012 12:32 PM #451
      thanks both of you. derek is local, i'll see what he may have.
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      10-24-2012 01:44 PM #452
      nice short and sweet video of my cabrio by the guys at [func-shun] done at Oktoberfest 2012

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      11-06-2012 12:47 PM #453
      Quote Originally Posted by ..Derek.. View Post
      Id rather have an OBD2 VR with 280K for half the price then an OBD1 VR that's high compression that you cant force feed but that's just me. It's only about $400 in parts to rebuild a VR and a couple hundred bucks in clean up at a machine shop.
      400 USD? just tell me where to get the parts from?
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      11-06-2012 12:56 PM #454
      Quote Originally Posted by VWnutAZ View Post
      I think these are the ones I have on my Cabrio now. I'm not going to be using them if your interested in them.

      Backlights still for sale?
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      11-28-2012 02:42 PM #455
      Just saw this.. great thread.. sweet car!

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